Spring residences and a wiki competition
Wikipedians in residence
Rifat Kulenovic, general manager of Museum of Science and Technology and Ivana Guslarevic, GLAM coordinator of Wikimedia Serbia
The Wikipedians in Residence are still in GLAM focus of Wikimedia Serbia. Two WIR programs were realized in March: the first one in the Museum of Science and Technology in Belgrade, and the second one in the University Library, as part of the Wiki Librarian project.
Teodora Lukić, the WIR in the Museum of Science and Technology, has uploaded more than 500 images, and created 12 new articles on Serbian Wikipedia, but also significantly improved 7 articles from the available sources in the Museum. She has illustrated more than 180 articles with 410 (out of 505) released images, and digitized two books - Industrial heritage of Belgrade, by Rifat Kulenović, and Charles Darwin’s Becoming a fella, published in 19th century. One of the residence activities was the workshop for the Museum staff (mostly curators).
Electric fan dr Max-Levy, Berlin N.65. Made and used in 1920.
Gramofon His Master's Voice
The lamp designed by Gojko Varda
At the same time, Dragana Popović, the Wikipedian in residence at the University Library, has digitized 10 rare books (2607 pages), created 16 new articles, and improved 13 articles on Serbian Wikipedia. Dragana also made some photos of notable people in Serbia, during the events at the University Library, but this institution has released images from its archive too.
Pavle and Josip Slavenski
Mitropolit Stefan Stratimirovic
Ciklus slovenska fantastika
WMRS Spring Cleaning 2019
Wikimedia Serbia has started a campaign of file improvement on Wikimedia Commons, especially the editing and improvement of the images that were uploaded within the Serbians GLAM projects, Photo contests and other projects of the community. The goal of this campaign is to increase the file usage throughout wiki projects, as well as proper image categorization, file description, and illustration of articles on Wikipedia.
The action began with a Practical Workshop, comprised of a lecture about Wikimedia Commons, as well as the fundamentals of Copyright when it comes to this and other wiki platforms. Since then, the participants have the opportunity to edit photos and other files on Commons within a month. Upon completion of the campaign, and within the local conference WikiLive, we will announce the results and reward the participants with the most contributions.
Heritage of southeast Serbia
Đorđe Marković, a volunteer from Niš, has submitted his project to Wikimedia Serbia’s open call for grants, for establishing GLAM partnerships in the southeast region of Serbia. Wikimedia Serbia approved the project, and gave the initial communication and administrative support. The first institution who joined GLAM within this project is the Museum of healthcare culture, part of Public Health Institute in Niš. This museum will release the rare materials and photos of history of healthcare and medicine, and Đorđe will take photos of the museum exhibitions and create articles on Serbian Wikipedia. Đorđe is planning to cooperate with other GLAM institutions too, expecting around 2000 released and created images, and 30-50 new articles on Serbian Wikipedia by the end of the year.
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